1 oz Sloe Gin (Averell Damson Gin)
3/4 oz Grapefruit Juice
1/2 oz Lemon Juice
1/2 oz Simple Syrup
1/4 oz Crème de Violette (Rothman & Winter)
1/3 tsp Absinthe Verte (Obsello)
Shake with ice and strain into a cocktail glass. Garnish with an edible violet (fresh or candied) if available.
While searching in Absinthe Cocktails for the evening's cocktail last Friday, I spotted Phil Ward's Amore Morado. The recipe paired tequila and sloe gin -- a combination that worked rather well in another of Phil's drinks, the Lipspin. Instead of sloe gin proper, I used a recent purchase of a related plum-infused spirit, Averell Damson Gin that Four Pounds Flour blogger Sarah Lohman wrote about here a few months ago. Beside citrus and absinthe, the recipe also included crème de violette which seems appropriate for the drink name translates to "violet love."